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Her comely face was slightly flushed, doubtless with the exercise of walking.

Of all the sons of the plain, the bravest, and the most comely, was Edwin.

His face was comely as a damsel's, his eyes blue and his hair golden.

Assuredly he will die of it—and he so young, Peppino, and so comely to behold!

No one could get on terms with those fresh and comely young monsters!

Of course, aught should serve here that were decent and comely.

Both were comely, with delicate features full of sensibility.

But there is no spur so galling as the derisive smile of a comely young woman.

Miss Flora was a comely leddy ance, as a' the Rothesays were.

She was then in her fourteenth year, and tall and comely to see.

WORD ORIGIN

"beautiful, handsome," c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from West Germanic *kumi- "delicate, feeble" (cf. Old High German chumo "with difficulty," chumig "weak, delicate;" German kaum "hardly, scarcely"). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c.1200) "suitable, exquisite," literally "becomely" (cf. becoming).

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